|Remarks upon the Trial of William Sutton, Esq. by an Impartial By-Stander - author unknown. Publication info - London: Benjamin Sibthorpe, 1761.|
William Sutton was tried for, and acquitted of, murdering a prostitute by stabbing her twice "so she should not be able to sit", the wounds afterwards becoming infected. The case was the talk of the town, and became the subject of a series of pamphlets alternately arguing Sutton's guilt and innocence. In this pamphlet, the first three pages are spent excoriating the victim, in the guise of arguing that no matter how depraved she might have been, she still should not have been murdered...
Keywords: murder; prostitution; abuse; alcoholism
|Facts, or, A Plain and Explicit Narrative of the Case of Mrs. Rudd: Published from Her Own Manuscript and by Her Authority - Mrs. Rudd.Publication info - London: T. Bell, 1775.|
Mrs. Rudd was led into serious trouble by sexual impropriety. Her husband was insane and abusive, and she took legal steps to keep him away from her. After having fled and disguised herself under a false name for a number of months, her life settled down when Mr. Rudd emigrated and she was left a large inheritance by a friend who felt sorry for her. She then unfortunately made the acquaintance of Daniel Perreau, and after a time began living with him as his wife; they had three children...
Keywords: bigamy; forgery; spousal abuse